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EFSA conference 2018: Values in risk assessment

Opening session at EFSA conference 2018 addresses recognition and management of values in risk assessment and decision making, discusses factors important for fit-for-purpose risk assessment

Web resource for nanotechnology in Switzerland

Pilot website with nanomaterials-related information launched in Switzerland

Environmental risk assessment across fields

Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) hold joint symposium on environmental risk assessment, see ‘urgent need for harmonization of environmental risk assessment in different scientific fields’

EU Commission’s draft regulation on transparency in risk assessment

EU Commission proposes regulation to improve transparency and sustainability in risk assessment of food safety in the EU; feedback accepted until June 8, 2018

California to address chemicals in FCMs

State of California’s Safer Consumer Products program considers assessing chemicals in food packaging within its 2018-2020 work plan

Consultation on risk assessment transparency

EU Commission launches public consultation on transparency of risk assessment in food chain, seeks feedback on independence, risk communication, governance of EFSA

Consultation on EC’s approach to food safety

EU Commission publishes roadmap for “transparency and sustainability of the EU food and feed safety risk assessment model,” aims to increase transparency and involvement of Member States in EFSA’s assessments; public consultation open until January 17, 2018

FPF speaker spotlight: Jane Muncke

Dr. Jane Muncke of the Food Packaging Forum summarizes the outcome of the foundation’s successful 2017 Workshop

FSANZ: No risk from food packaging chemicals

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) completes assessment of chemical migration from packaging into food, finds exposures ‘low and unlikely to pose a public health and safety concern,’ plans to develop information guide for businesses to support risk management

FPF Workshop 2017: Ensuring the safety of FCMs in a global economy

Presentations and podium discussion at Food Packaging Forum 2017 workshop cover risk communication, the role of testing labs and enforcement, regulatory updates, and transparency issues

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